The leading global consultancy in real estate services supported the owner - the Triwool group - in the lease of an area of over 1400m2.
Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global consultancy in real estate services, announces the lease of the new Smartex.AI headquarters in the Zona Empresarial Porto. The consultant advised the operation on behalf of the owner – the Triwool group.
The lease comes a few months after Smartex.AI announced the raising of 24.7 million dollars (25 million euros) in its Series A investment, which will serve to strengthen the team, develop the product and accelerate geographic expansion . The technology company has recorded an impressive growth trajectory since it was the big winner of the Pitch competition at the Web Summit 2021, and in this operation it was represented by the real estate agent Um seis Um.
The new headquarters is a “stand-alone” building, located in the Zona Empresarial do Porto and has an area of 1400m2. With the signature of the architects Nicolau de Sousa Lima and Miguel Reis from the SLRE office, this former warehouse was transformed into a modern, functional office with high quality finishes. Thus, the Zona Empresarial do Porto gains another highly renowned tenant and consolidates itself as a very attractive destination for companies from all sectors that want to settle in the north of the country.
For Mário Jacob, Head of Business Space at Cushman & Wakefield in Porto, “this operation was somehow complex because the asset had to accommodate several functions, from offices to storage area, which was offered by this asset. Phase II of the development is already in pipeline for 24/25, which until then will be available for rent as a warehouse.”
For José Pedro Barros, Director of the Triwool Group, “Our P1 office in Porto was designed and built to respond to the needs of the current office market. We are very proud to have Smartex very well installed in our FlagOffice at ZEP. We are currently planning to increase the available area in that location.”
For Gilberto Loureiro, Co-Founder of Smartex.AI, “Our new office is a testament to the joy and importance of creating a space where our culture can grow. It is here, within these walls, that ideas are born, collaboration flourishes and dreams take flight. Within our new space, we forge our future, united by purpose and supported by our team. Together, we will transform the textile industry, creating an impact that will resonate far beyond these walls."